Blog Index | October 2011


Iraq Reconstruction – Rogues’ Hall of Shame from 2005-2011…


Nicole Avant, US Ambassador to The Bahamas to Resign By End of Year

Another Bloody Day in Our Pretend 51st State of Afghanistan…

What do you do with a “problem” like Peter Van Buren? Take away his badge, escort him out, bar the door, throw away the key, and …


Paul Bremer Who? Writes About Libya, and What Success is Like…As in Iraq


Condi Congratulates Her Excellent Self in Her New Book, And Why Not?


US Files Complaint Against Obiang Jr., Alleged Kleptocrat and Son of Equatorial Guinea Dictator…


OIG Review of Visa Lottery Snafu Details Failure of CA’s CST…


Blogger Confidential: Deconstructing the Big House “Clearance” Mailbox…


Hamid Karzai, Our Man in Kabul — Misinterpreted Once More!


Secretary Clinton Visits Kabul: October 20, 2011


Secretary Clinton Visits Libya | October 18, 2011


Diplomatic Security Special Agent Indicted for Possession and Receipt of Child Pornography.


Senators Propose U.S. Visas for Alien Home Buyers with $500 in Cash Investment …Dictators and Drug Lords Lining Up Over There  …


US Funds 90% of Afghanistan’s Total Security, Will Afghanistan Go Back to Rock Paper Scissor When US Leaves?…


Arab Spring Not Done Yet, Who’s Next Among the World’s Forever Rulers…


HBR: Why You Should Question Your Culture – Three Simple Questions…


US Embassy Madrid: Spain’s Direct Investment to US….


“Hamsters on the Titanic” Now Showing “It’s Always.Sunny in Kabul”..


“Classified” Information Contained in We Meant Well, It’s a Slam Dunk, Baby!..


Devastating Tsunami Hits Peter Van Buren, Security Clearance and Diplomatic Passport Swept Away in Foggy Waters..


U.S. Mission China Adjudicated More Than 1 Million Visas…


Photo of the Day: If this is over $50, I’ll have to file a gift report…


The First Duty – One’s Obligations In Correct Order…


US Embassy Thailand Braces for More Flooding In Central Bangkok…


Thanks to a Hardworking Congress, Some Feds in the Garden Counties of I’Af/Pak to Lose Benefits…


51st State Department/AAFSW Annual Art and Bookfair…


What Is the Keystone XL Pipeline — and Why Is It So Controversial…


Pakistan Says “Thank You” for USG Flood Assistance by Raiding Its US Embassy Warehouse — You’re Welcome!…


Our Man in Kandahar: From Shop Worker in Pakistan to …


Mad at Kill al-Jubair Iranian Plot But Swept Under…


PRT Laghman Inspects Projects from Air Due to “Unforgiving Terrain” and  “Known Insurgent Activity”


State Dept CA CIO Kirit Amin Rants on FSOs, Cronyism…


Details: Costs to Deploy One Person to Afghanistan…


How to Cover Your Ass When Handling the State Dept Clearance Mailbox…


USG Employee’s Security Clearance Revoked Because …


Peter Van Buren Gets Profiled in NYT: You’re Now ..


Senate Confirms Frank Ricciardone as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey..


Video of the Week: Peter Van Buren Talks About State Department Tigers…


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


U.S. Diplomat Indicted on Domestic Battery Charges…


Asst Sec’y for Something Affairs Formally Announce…


State Dept Angst Over Peter Van Buren’s Book – It Never Got to Give an Affirmative Clearance…


Senate Confirms Robert Ford as US Ambassador to Syria…


Could Not Stick to “No Comment,” the State Dept Finally Has Nothing and Something to Say About the Peter Van Buren Case…


Slash Non-Fiction: There Goes Diplomacy 3.0 But They Sure Ramps It Up in Iraq…


Facts Are Strictly Optional, destroying civilization since 1997 is back…


For Contribution to the Rehabilitation of the Massacre of Poultry…


Blog Index | September 2011

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